Somersville Staging Area, Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, Antioch

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#443 of 1,106 in Parks in California
Nestled near the base of Mount Diablo, Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve was the site of California's largest coal mining operations from the 1860s to 1900, and was a major source of commercial sandstone from the 1920s-1940s. Today the area has 60+ miles of trails and many natural and historic features to explore. Park naturalists offer fun and informative programs both above and below ground and support other regional park operations throughout central and eastern Contra Costa County.
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  • My husband and I booked the Black a diamond mine tour as an effort to try and see a new Bay Area attraction each weekend. Both of grew up here and have hiked the park once before. We are big fans of t...  more »
  • Be sure and arrange to go through the mines. It was very informative. Check the website for more information. Take a picnic and enjoy your day.  more »
  • Awesome location for solitude or hiking with friends. Great any season. Can go over hills all the way too mt diablo. Take water when hiking, also great picnic spot  more »

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